After losing out on its premier engineering college, the Delhi University may soon lose out on its University College of Medical Sciences as well.
The Executive council had a meeting on Friday after which it was reported that the administration has decided to accept the decision of the Central Cabinet which asks the Delhi University to transfer administrative rights of UCMS to the state government of Delhi. In the council, 5 members were against this outcome.
The members who showed their disagreement were Aditya Narayan Mihra, Ajay Kumar, Abha Dev Habib, Rajesh Kumar Gogna and JL Gupta. Their dissent note said "The matter has been placed before the EC as a reporting item. The EC was given a letter from October 2014 of the deputy secretary to the government which demands DU implement the Cabinet decision of August, 2005. In response to this letter, DU officials (in November 2014) agreed to hand over UCMS. The university does not even seek the complete proposal."
"The decision could not have been taken unilaterally by Delhi University officials. The vice-chancellor cannot use emergency powers to take such a decision. The complete proposal of the GNCT should have been placed in the Academic Council and the Executive Council for consideration."
The council also decided to form a committee which would look into the issue of students changing their names during their course. Council member Dev Habib was quoted saying "The general majority agreed that DU should accept name changes only if it's announced in the Delhi gazette. But a committee will be set up to decide,"